Views being sought on a new National Park

VIEWS are being sought on the establishment of a new National Park in Scotland.

Says Scottish Government agency, NatureScot, the aim is to have a new National Park established by 2025, within the term of the current Scottish Parliament.

The deadline for views is the 30th of next month.

Says NatureScot, here: “It is nearly 20 years since the first two National Parks were created in Scotland. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park was established in 2002 and Cairngorms National Park was established in 2003, following the approval of the National Parks (Scotland) Act in 2000.

“NatureScot has already established a national stakeholder advisory group to bring together a wide range of organisations and sectors with an interest in achieving this goal.

“Now, further key stakeholder and interest groups from across Scotland’s local authorities, visitor destination groups, conservation, planning and education bodies are being invited to contribute to the new National Park consultation about the role of Scotland’s National Parks and the criteria for selecting a new one.”

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